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Trained for Tough Times

Key Verse

“And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me” (Genesis 39:7).

Text — Genesis 39:1-9


Many young Christians think that because one is born again everything would be easy. Being over confident, they do not prepare against temptations. Such youths fall so easily that they get angry with themselves and hide from believers. Temptation is common to all, but falling is not an option. Joseph in our Bible text of today was a rugged youth – strong in the spirit, mind and body. He had no Bible, yet tough spiritually enough to resist and overcome the immoral advances of Potiphar’s wife. Whatever training he received at home he applied in Egypt to be more than a conqueror. 

Friend, are you trained for tough times? When you attend special Christian youth programmes, regular Church fellowships or participate in family devotions, you are being trained for tough times. At such times, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom…” (Colossians 3:16). Are you allowing your parents to train you as a child in the way you should go? Your future spiritual stability depends on your present spiritual nourishment. So feed well to become a high flier.


He had no Bible yet tough spiritually


 Get tough by prayer and God’s Word. ones in obedience of faith?

Prayer for today

Holy Father, make me a tough Christian in Jesus’ name.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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